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Old 10-18-2011, 01:26 PM   #1
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Question 2000 Mustang GT - Master Plan/Build List/Progress Thread

**Updated 02/11/14**
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So I've been doing some basic upgrades to my car since July (Short shifter, throttle body, tune, etc...) but after reading so many posts (using the search button of course), it seems like the best question was "What is your final goal?" Seeing as my Mustang is my DD, but I would also like to autocross AND drag race (70/30 mix), I have to make some compromises. Here are the remaining parts I want to install on my car, please feel free to give me some opinions if you like them or would suggest something else for my application. S/C is a far off goal, but I am taking it into consideration (along with a lot of highway driving) when choosing my 3.73 gears (of which a whole other thread could be written).

Total Purchased - $3450
Remaining Build List - $2750

Appearance & Audio Modifications:

- DDM Digital AC HID 35W 6000K Fog Light Kit (http://www.ddmtuning.com/Products/DD...ast-35W-or-55W)
- Black Billet Grille (http://www.americanmuscle.com/9904-b...lle-combo.html
- Black Hood Scoop Billet Insert (http://www.americanmuscle.com/black-...rt-9904gt.html)
- Ford Hood Pins (http://www.americanmuscle.com/fordra...d-pin-kit.html)
- Bullitt Fuel Door (http://www.americanmuscle.com/sr-940...oor-black.html)
- Kenwood Excelon KDC-X995 (http://www.crutchfield.com/p_113KDCX...-KDC-X995.html)

Rear End:

Gears
- FRPP 3.73 Gears (http://www.americanmuscle.com/ford-373-9904gt.html)
- FRPP 31 Spline LSD w/ Carbon Discs (http://www.latemodelrestoration.com/...-Clutch-Disks#)
- Rear End Install Kit (http://www.americanmuscle.com/rearendrebuild.html)
- Ford Rear Pinion Flange (http://www.latemodelrestoration.com/...-Pinion-Flange)
- Royal Purple Gear Oil 75w140 (http://www.americanmuscle.com/royalp...0-gearoil.html)

Axle Upgrade - 31 Spline
- Moser 8.8" Axles w/ Studs - 31 Spline 5 Lug (http://www.americanmuscle.com/moser-...axle-9904.html)
- FRPP 8.8" Rear Pinion Flange (http://www.latemodelrestoration.com/...-Pinion-Flange)

Tires:

- Sumitomo HTR III 275/40ZR17 (http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....num=74YR7HTRZ3)

Brakes:
(I'm staying with the stock rotor size due to winter tire clearance issues.)

- 10.8" Slotted Zinc Plated Rotors (http://www.speedconcepts.net/product...roducts_id=824)
- 10.5" Slotted Zinc Plated Rotors (http://www.speedconcepts.net/product...roducts_id=251)
- Hawk HPS Front Pads (http://www.speedconcepts.net/product...roducts_id=856)
- Hawk HPS Rear Pads (http://www.speedconcepts.net/product...roducts_id=855)
- Front J&M SS Braided Hoses (http://www.speedconcepts.net/product...roducts_id=232)
- Rear J&M SS Braided Hoses (http://www.americanmuscle.com/9904-s...ake-lines.html)

Suspension:
Thank you Jazzer for a lot of this info from the suspension sticky.

- MM FLSFC (http://www.americanmuscle.com/maximu...onnectors.html)
- UPR LCA (http://www.uprproducts.com/mustang-9...trol-arms.html)
- Steeda Bumpsteer Kit (http://www.americanmuscle.com/stbukit94b.html)
- Steeda X2 Ball Joint Kit (http://www.americanmuscle.com/stx2bajokit.html)
- Bilstein HD Coilvers (http://www.stangsuspension.com/Maxim...ang-p/1064.htm)

Transmission:
(To be replaced whenever the old one wears out)

- FRPP Performance Clutch (http://www.summitracing.com/parts/fm...302n/overview/)
- FRPP Steel Flywheel (http://www.americanmuscle.com/frpp-s...604-8bolt.html)
- FRPP Bolt & Dowel Kit (http://www.fordracingparts.com/parts...tKeyField=6082)
- FRPP Throwout Bearing (http://www.americanmuscle.com/ford-t...ring-7904.html)
- FRPP Pilot Bearing (http://www.americanmuscle.com/ford-p...ing-96102.html)
- Steeda Double Hook Quadrant (http://www.steeda.com/store/steeda-d...d-mustang.html)
- Steeda Firewall Cable Adjuster (http://www.steeda.com/store/steeda-f...d-mustang.html)
- FRPP Clutch Fork (http://www.americanmuscle.com/frpp-clutchfork-9604.html)
- OEM/Existing Clutch Cable


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Old 10-18-2011, 01:31 PM   #2
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^^ Combined with above post ^^
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Old 10-18-2011, 04:48 PM   #3
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If I'm not mistaken it was those exact kind of UCA/LCA that Jazzer specified to stay away from if you plan to drive the car autocross style, or even taking fast turns in a DD. Those are the solid poly bushing kind that are hell on torque boxes because they are too stiff. Just my $.02
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If I'm not mistaken it was those exact kind of UCA/LCA that Jazzer specified to stay away from if you plan to drive the car autocross style, or even taking fast turns in a DD. Those are the solid poly bushing kind that are hell on torque boxes because they are too stiff. Just my $.02
These are another kind I was looking at for the LCA (http://www.americanmuscle.com/maximu...rms-99-04.html) and I like MM as a manufacturer. Do you know if they make an UCA (they dont sell one on AM)? Reading his sticky, it sounded like the solid control arms were the problem, where these (the original choices) say "tubular". I'm thinking that means they are hollow and not the kind that will crack under stress/strain?
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Old 10-19-2011, 01:59 PM   #5
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Has anyone bought a package from Maximum Motorsports?

http://www.maximummotorsports.com/st...roducts_id=328

http://www.maximummotorsports.com/st...oducts_id=1064

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It gets complicated when you combine drag & autocross.

If you go with a set of springs that doesn't lower the car quite as much, that'll help on the drag strip. Here are our springs: http://www.uprproducts.com/mustang-e...prings-v8.html

If you go with adjustable shocks & struts, you'll be able to soften them up for drag racing.

For the rear control arms, I'd go with our polyurethane upper & lowers, and spherical bushings on the axle housing to eliminate the bind: http://www.uprproducts.com/mustang-9...l-arm-kit.html

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but I'd still recommend the torque box reinforcements:
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I don't think you mentioned cc-plates, but they're a must! http://www.uprproducts.com/mustang-c...es-4-bolt.html

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Old 10-19-2011, 05:47 PM   #7
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It gets complicated when you combine drag & autocross.
I'm leaning heavier to autocross, as I think I would feel more of a benefit during my DD'ing.
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Old 10-19-2011, 06:04 PM   #8
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IMO your car screams a Mach 1 grill delete mod. Have you thought about getting rid of the projection head lights and just going with smoked ones?
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IMO your car screams a Mach 1 grill delete mod. Have you thought about getting rid of the projection head lights and just going with smoked ones?
I actually really like projector lights, and the difference at night really helps when I drive. I want to get rid of the honeycomb, and leaning towards those black billet inserts.

The lights are already smoked as well:

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Ok. Good luck my man...
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